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Old 02-19-2008, 07:11 AM   #21
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Tool a Hydro reading tonight, finally got one, and it was sitting comfortably at 1.002 Looks like it ready to be racked over, I am thinking wednesday if this reading is constant. Buy some blueberries and get it going.
Nice. I'm curious to see how it turns out.
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:40 PM   #22
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Any update? I'm going to start a blueberry cider for summer and was wondering how this turned out.

 
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:31 AM   #23
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Tusch,
I was wondering how your blueberry cider turned out...looks good and i happen to have a couple of free carboys just begging to get drowned in something!!!!!
let us know bud
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:05 AM   #24
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You guys are really making me feel bad about not getting this finished haha. I've just been letting it sit for now. I will be transferring to secondary sometime soon, will give you guys an update on the taste than. At that point I will have to decide on the amount of blueberries to add.

But anyways, thanks for showing interest, and keeping me thinking about this!
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:50 PM   #25
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Well I still haven't gone secondary, I mean I am a lazy college student haha. No, I actually just been very busy and have chosen to age it a while longer in its current carboy. I will be secondarying it on a few more pounds of blueberry, but so far, this stuff is AMAZING. I have tried it several times, but this is the first time in a few months. And it is tasty stuff!
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:43 PM   #26
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and a few bubbles...I love the samples....That's the best part.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:29 PM   #27
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Yeah the small amount of co2 in it added a nice touch. I am definitely going to go with a mix of carbed and still on top of sweetened and straight.

I am giving one bottle to SWMBO and another to a friend that turns 21 tomorrow. But I have 2 or 3 weeks before either of them will get these. These are the two main people I intend to sweeten it for, because it already tastes damn good the way it is.

So I plan on racking off enough for 3 wine bottles, and sweetening that bit. Bottle that up and give them as birthday presents. After that I will rack over to my once again bottling bucket. Add a few more lbs of blueberries to the carboy, rack back into the carboy and top off with more juice, perhaps straight blueberry juice instead of apple. Between the added berries and half a gallon or more of blueberry juice, the color should deepen along with the blueberry essence.
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:41 PM   #28
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OK, as I said I need to bottle just 2 or 3 bottles of this stuff soon. Would it be ok to bottle straight from the primary and then just finish off the racking to secondary with the rest of the brew? Or would it be best to rack 3 bottles worth into one container and let it sit for a few days for any amount of yeast to settle?

I just want to know if I am racking from the center of my carboy, how much sediment will I really pick up just for that first 3 bottles worth?
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:22 PM   #29
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Do it man Do it.

I would just be careful to keep the racking tip in the top 1/3 of the stuff and bottle away.

and DO NOT move your fermenter. Even a little movement will disturb a cloud at the bottom. Just rack it where it is.
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:30 PM   #30
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So Kahuna, you would say it would be fine to just bottle straight from the primary? As long as I kept in a safe area of the carboy? It is a 6 gal. so there are plenty blueberry and yeast free zones.

Once they are bottled with a packet or two of splenda each, I will then rack onto 5 lbs of blueberries and top off with more juice and let this baby sit for another few months and see much better it gets then!

Well currently going secondary with the rest but here's what I did first

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